This beautiful hand carved African drum is an authentic musical instrument. The carved relief makes it a lovely decor piece. Great to have on display in all living areas. The drum measures 26cm aross x 65cm high. It is in good condition with minor wear as shown in the pics. The original use of the African drum was for tribes to communicate with other more distant tribes about meetings, danger etc. The drum features very importantly in all tribal occasions such as weddings, births, deaths and of course in war.